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Community Asset Transfer Opportunity - Doxey Hub

Clarion Futures, part of Clarion Housing Group, are inviting non-profit organisations to apply to make best use of Doxey Hub as a base to deliver their own services, and/or generate income which can be invested in the centre and increase opportunities for local people. Expressions of Interest are being sought to occupy the building on a peppercorn basis, in lieu of providing these social benefits.

Community Buddies - Castle Ward, Tamworth

NEW 12 month pilot  - Community Buddy scheme to support local residents that live in the Castle Ward in Tamworth. 

Support Staffordshire will be recruiting and training a team of volunteers to become community buddies to offer a friendly ear to local residents, signposting and supporting accessibility to voluntary, community and health services.

The purpose is to connect community members with community buddies to enable them to attend local groups and to encourage and assist people facing barriers to access support within their local community.

Support Staffordshire and Staffordshire County Council agree to explore development of new Voluntary & Community Hub in Tamworth

This week, Staffordshire County Council have given outline approval for the former Moorgate School on The Leys in Tamworth, to be developed as a Voluntary and Community Hub. After exploring a number of options, the panel agreed that retaining the historic building for community use was their preferred option, if sufficient funding can be secured to make the building fit for purpose.

Pub is the Hub

Support Staffordshire recently participated in a Pub is the Hub event held by this non-profit making organisation in partnership with Staffordshire County Council. Pub is the Hub provides advice and support to publicans who are interested in adding rural services to their local offer. Examples of rural services in pubs now range from post offices, to community shops, and even libraries. In some villages the pub is the only public space left and the opportunity to host a wider range of facilities is welcomed by many.

Free Space in Cannock Market for Community Use

Cannock Market Hall has 4 areas in the foyer available for community use

The areas are FREE of charge to any charities, community groups or organisations.  Use of one of their vacant stalls to

  • hold a tombola,
  • bric-a-brac stall,
  • raise awareness,
  • coffee and morning etc

The only condition is that you must hold public liability insurance.

For further detsails please contact Tony Griffiths or Linda Shaw on 01543 464558 or email market@cannockchasedc.gov.uk


Testimonials and Feedback

"Thank you so much for requesting the governing report, we can not wait to be able to join your organisation and have the opportunity to work alongside and share what we do with other Charites. Support Staffordshire is a much needed support for charities as at times it can be a difficult sector especially since COVID-19, thankfully lockdown has eased and we are back out in the community."  

Melissa Dickinson | Voice of Hope | November 2021

A Practical Guide to Community Asset Transfer

This is a joint initiative with Staffordshire Rural Forum and Urban Vision North Staffordshire.

This is an open community development event designed to provide a practical guide to community asset transfer, learn about the process and take home a practical toolkit. The event also includes an opportunity to hear from other community groups who are in the process or who have undertaken a transfer.